Selectman Richard T. Hunt
Open Letter to the Residents and Friends of Waterford
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of long-time Selectman Richard Hunt. Richard died peacefully Friday morning after a courageous battle with ALS. Richard is survived by his wife Phyllis of Waterford, his daughter Debra of Waterford and his son Richard of Naples.
Richard would have completed his second three-year term as Selectmen this March. Richard was very proud to serve his community in this role as he knew it was his way of leveraging his skills and expertise in a manner that added value to the community he loved.
One of his greatest accomplishments was the implementation of a computerized accounting system. As with anything new, it took considerable effort to put the system in place and even more work to make sure it was easy to use. Richard spent quite literally hundreds of hours each year supporting Brenda and Betty in its use. Those of us who were involved in the old manual system can tell you that the new system is light years better and we are very grateful for the stewardship that Richard provided in making sure that it thrived.
Richard is remembered by his fellow Selectmen as both a scholar and a gentleman. When presented with a new challenge, he always dug in, did his homework, offered great advice and acted in the best interest of our community. There simply isn’t a better way to do the job.
Richard was a great friend to our community and he will be sadly missed by all of us that knew him.
Randy S. Lessard, Chairman, Waterford Board of Selectmen